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Moving to a new country brings with it the challenges of settlement. ‘What services can I avail of at settlement agencies?’, ‘Are these services free?’ Find answers to these questions and many more that newcomers often ask, in this section.

Immigrant airwaves: A radio show for new Canadians

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CultureLink Settlement and Community Services along with Ryerson University is filling the airwaves with information, music and news pertinent to immigrants. They do this through the community radio program, New Canadian Life. It’s a show run by immigrants from different walks of life. Some are refugees. Some have come in search of jobs. Some are […]

Here’s where you can learn to skate in Toronto

YMCA launches Next Stop Canada for pre-arrival youth and adults

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YMCA of Greater Toronto has launched Next Stop Canada, a pre-arrival settlement service designed for overseas immigrants whose permanent residence application is in its final stages. An online platform, it delivers settlement information, orientation and referral services, and helps participants prepare for their new life in Canada, through its two programs; The Electronic Newcomer Information […]

Thriving in Sarnia-Lambton

The Peoples Church: Connecting with newcomers through empathy and support

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The Peoples Church was founded in 1928 in Toronto. Appreciating the diversity of nationalities represented at the church and in Toronto, the Peoples Church began the Newcomers Network in 2013 to help immigrants integrate and adjust to life in Toronto. The Newcomers Network offers a mentoring program and a language café, where new immigrants can find community services, […]

Embrace Canadian culture in Ontario Parks

Diaspora Dialogues gives emerging writers a voice

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New writers are using mentorship opportunities to create and share more diverse and inclusive stories about Toronto’s history and culture. “What we want to do is to create a living history of Toronto through literature [and] make it as diverse as the city itself,” says Helen Walsh, the president of Diaspora Dialogues  – a charitable society […]

Giving a third of Canadians a sorely lacking media voice

Pioneers for Change 2016 recognizes successful immigrants from different walks of lives

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Skills for Change honoured the contribution of immigrants to the growth and development of Canada at its 2016 Pioneers for Change Awards Gala. The seven honoured immigrants came from different walks of lives and were grateful for the opportunity that Canada gave them to excel and blossom. The successful immigrants spoke about what helped them succeed […]

An immigrant success story: Dr. Muhammad Mizanur Shuvra

Toronto Newcomer Day 2016 celebrated

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The second annual Toronto Newcomer Day was yet another celebration of the city where different cultures and communities come together and celebrate each other. Apart from providing information on settlement, education, career, housing and fire safety to newcomers, it also tried to build awareness about governance. Newcomers found the event very useful as it not […]

Union-Pearson Express: Hassle free, reliable transit to and from Toronto Airport

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